On Kawara


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Numbered and signed copy 

I MET belongs to On Kawara’s trilogy. During twelve years, from May 10, 1968 to September 17, 1979, the artist noted every day the names of the people with whom he conversed in chronological order. This work was published as a twelve-volume edition. On each page, the list of names appears together with the day’s stamp in the footnote. Geographical location changes are signaled by grey page dividers with the city’s name. Raising fundamental questions regarding name, encounter, time or space, I MET creates a poetry of the moment by provoking the feeling that each day is like an empty page before it is transcribed in book-matter. 

Set of 12 volumes - 21 x 14.8 cm each volume - Total of 4790 pages
Black wooden slipcase: 57.3 x 19.2 x 25.8 cm
Limited edition of 90 numbered and signed copies and 10 artist’s proofs
Produced and published in 2004 by Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier  
©2004 On Kawara and Editions Micheline Szwajcer & Michèle Didier

Collections :

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
MMK - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
MAMCO, Geneva
CNAP - Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris